European Union politics
Populism in the European Union
Nationalism in the United Kingdom and the European Union
Ben Wellings is an expert on Brexit and the politics of nationalism and Euroscepticism in contemporary Europe. He has worked in the House of Commons and for a public affairs company in Edinburgh advising clients on the impact of Scottish devolution, as an assistant curator at the National Museum of Australia and as a merchant seaman on the English Channel.
Ben has significant experience across all media platforms and is frequently sought for comment by mainstream media in Australia and overseas including ABC Radio and TV, SBS, Sky TV News and the BBC. He has written op ed pieces for publications such as The Australian Financial Review, Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, and The Conversation.
Ben Wellings's Articles
A kingdom not so united
As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Will Brexit be the catalyst for a new world order
What will the future hold for Britain, Europe and other parts of the world in the face of Brexit?
Episode 5: The Rise of Populism
Where does free speech end and hate speech start? Watch the full documentary.